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Friday, April 30, 2010

Dissolution by Nina Menkes



Loosely inspired by Dosteyevsky's Crime and Punishment, Nina Menkes's HITPARKUT (Dissolution) combines an almost surreal fairy-tale energy with brutal black and white realism to explore the condition of violence which permeates contemporary Israeli society. Shot in Yafo in summer 2009, the movie follows the moral collapse and first glimmer of redemption, of a young, morose Israeli Jew, played brilliantly by non-actor Didi Fire.
-- Synopsis from Hitparkut's Transfax Film Production's page

2 comments:

  1. Your new film, DISSOLUTION (an intriguing and rich term that can refer to a host of definitions, including a separation into component parts, the dissolving of an assembly or organization, termination or destruction by breaking down, disrupting, or dispersing, etc.) seems to be your first effort to examine a vulnerable male character. Your surreal imagery certainly shows his troubled state of being which has been considerably agitated by a subtext of violence. Crime and Punishment is certainly an excellent (and a timeless) choice, as the aspects of alienation, violence and how the index of misery can lead one to feel like an outcast resonate throughout this superb novel and sadly remains relevant today. The tension being felt by your protagonist was palpable as we watch the young Israeli Jew grasping for salvation (after a criminal act) in a world replete with hostility, as well as racial and religious friction.--CHARLES COLEMAN

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